Man admits to trying to rob suburban West Palm Beach bank because he lost job

 

Man admits to trying to rob suburban West Palm Beach bank because he lost his job photoMan admits to trying to rob suburban West Palm Beach bank because he lost his job photo

Authorities have arrested a man who admitted he tried to rob a bank in late January but said he left after he got “spooked.”

Shelby L. Adderly was taken into custody Wednesday and faces a federal charge of bank robbery.

The attempted robbery happened Jan. 24 around 12:15 p.m. at the BB&T bank at 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., just east of Florida’s Turnpike and west of Military Trail. A man, later identified as Adderly, walked into the bank wearing a blue denim jacket and denim jeans with a black undershirt and a blue baseball hat, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Federal authorities say Adderly handed a note to the teller which read, “Give me all yo big bill, no dye-pack, I have a gun.” The teller was afraid Adderly did have a gun and gave the note to the bank manager who then called 911.

Adderly then fled the scene.

Authorities were able to match a print on the note to Adderly’s left thumb print. They obtained an arrest warrant and took him into custody Wednesday at his girlfriend’s mother’s Greenacres home, the complaint says.

Adderly admitted he tried to rob the bank. and said he lost his job as a pipefitter in Miami and wasn’t able to pay his rent or school tuition.

He said he “got spooked and left” when the teller went to the bank manager, who previously helped him with a credit issue he had.

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